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Ten North American Schools Win Educational Grants from Hypertherm

Ten schools have been awarded with 2016 Spark Something Great educational grants from Hypertherm (an AISC Member). Now in its second year, the program aims to ensure the next generation of welders and metal fabricators know how to properly cut and gouge with plasma by making the newest generation of cutting equipment and standardized instruction available to schools.

The winners represent high schools, vocational schools, colleges and universities from throughout North America. Each school will receive a Hypertherm Powermax45 plasma cutting and gouging system along with a “Plasma Cutting Technology: Theory and Practice” curriculum kit, as well as in-person training from a Hypertherm industrial cutting expert.

The grant recipients are:

  • Amboy High School - Amboy, Ill.
  • BOCES - Ellicottville, N.Y.
  • Central Piedmont Community College - Charlotte, N.C.
  • Hartford Area Career & Technology Center - White River Junction, Vt.
  • Maple Mountain High School - Spanish Fork, Utah
  • St. Stephen High School - St. Stephen, N.B., Canada
  • Trades Training Initiative - Peace River, A.B., Canada
  • University of Texas Tyler - Tyler, Texas
  • Washington County High School - Washington, Kan.
  • Wilson Technological Center - Dix Hills, N.Y. 


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